Despite the nation facing its biggest spike of border crossings in 20 years the media seems to now be turning a blind eye.
The Washington Examiner reports:
A new Media Research Center analysis shows that as the crisis has peaked to over 200,000 crossings last month, coverage by the Big Three networks has crashed 94%.
According to Rich Noyes, the Center’s research director, coverage of the border in August “was virtually nil.”
His August tabulation: Six minutes, 28 seconds of network news coverage during the entire month.
July saw just four minutes 20 seconds, he added.
This shocking dip in coverage comes despite the fact border officials said July and August were record-breaking months in terms of illegal crossings.
According to reports by Townhall:
There were more than 200,000 migrant encounters at the southern border in August, a DHS source told Fox News on Wednesday, the second month in a row where the number has been over the 200,000 mark as migrants continue to attempt to enter the U.S. The source told Fox that there were 208,887 encounters in August. While it marks the first decrease in migrant encounters seen under the Biden administration, where migrant encounters have been sharply rising for months, it is only a 2% drop over the more than 212,000 encounters in July. Additionally, the 208,887 number for August represents a 317% increase over last August 2020 which saw 50,014 apprehensions — and a 233% increase over August 2019, where there were 62,707 apprehensions during that year’s border crisis…There were 18,847 encounters of unaccompanied children in August, down slightly from July, and 86,487 encounters of family units, marking a 4% increase over July.
It’s also roughly triple the population of the largest city in Joe Biden’s home state. Since Biden took office, there have been more than 1.2 million border encounters with illegal immigrants. Delaware’s population is less than one million. As always, the non-finalized August figure does not include any of the tens of thousands of known got-aways who also crossed the Southern border last month, evading apprehension. The Biden administration has asserted that the border is “secure” and “closed.” I’d imagine we’ll keep hearing more of the same:
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the administration intended to continue with its border strategy, which he said involves rebuilding “safe, legal and orderly pathways for migrants,” improving processing, and going after smugglers. “We have a plan, we are executing our plan and that takes time,” he said last month when he announced the July border numbers. He also told Border agents in audio leaked to Fox News that the situation is “unsustainable.”